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An SIS based 230 GHz receiver for Astronomy
Author(s): S. R. Davies; C. T. Cunningham; L. T. Little; D. R. Vizard
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Paper Abstract

A 230 GHz mixer receiver has been constructed using (Pb/In/Au) - (Pb/Bi) SIS junctions fabricated using the Dolan bridge method and thermal oxidation. The mixer block is of conventional design with reduced height waveguide and contacting backshort. Preliminary results indicate a receiver noise temperature <1000K (DSB).

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Date Published: 21 April 1986
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0598, Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy, (21 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952343
Show Author Affiliations
S. R. Davies, University of Kent at Canterbury (England)
C. T. Cunningham, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)
L. T. Little, University of Kent at Canterbury (England)
D. R. Vizard, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0598:
Instrumentation for Submillimeter Spectroscopy
Erik L. Kollberg, Editor(s)

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